What type of putter are you❓
✅ Do you like to use the slope and speed of the green❓
✅ Do you take the more aggressive route and go back of the hole❓
💡Neither of these is wrong.
1️⃣ Next time you are on the practice green, place a tee near your line and hit a couple of putts outside and allow for slope.
2️⃣ And then hit a couple of putts inside the tee and make a more aggressive and firmer stroke at the hole.
👍🏼 You will soon find which style and line suits you better.
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❓What is your club of choice when playing a long chip shot? I have chosen an 8 iron for this particular one.
A few points to remember:
1️⃣ Weight favouring left side
2️⃣ Grip down the club
3️⃣ Perpendicular golf shaft (not leaning forward or back)
4️⃣ Choose where to land ball, and allow for speed of green and slope)
5️⃣ Arms and shoulders backswing and follow through, chest controlling rotation through.
6️⃣ Choose length of backswing and follow through and match them up.
7️⃣ It’s okay for sole of club to interact with the ground.
Tag a friend who needs chipping help.
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This could be the most incredible shot from this year’s Ryder Cup. The imagination required to pull this shot off is nothing that can be taught but something you can only develop by spending countless hours on the golf course. The ability to figure out how the ball will react off the face with different clubs and how different lies will effect the flight is crucial for any player to develop a great short game•
Here Justin using a 5iron to hit this semi flop shot that’s starting right with a fade. Why not using a wedge? Because the ball is so far up the stance the ball would go straight up and with that much loft it’s almost impossible to curve it enough to the right. A five iron with a very open face gave him the ability to curve the ball a lot to the right but still get enough height which was needed in this case due to the stance. I always encourage people to practice with different clubs around the greens and learn how different lies effect the outcome of the shot. Use your imagination and have some fun doing it during your next practice session 👍
❓Do you ever hit a Driver off the deck?
Follow these simple steps to help you out: ✅ Make sure you have a good lie ✅ Weight favours left slightly ✅ Hit more like a fairway wood as opposed to driver ❌ Don’t try hit up on it ✅ Trust it and bust it! 🔊 Flushed
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🚨Short Game Series🚨-here Luke Donald explaining the bunker shot setup. He’s mentioning pretty much exactly what I talked about in my previous post. Luke is a former number 1 golfer in the world and known for having one of the best short games in history. The best golfers in the world have great fundamentals and setups. Copy this and I’m confident your bunker shots will improve 👍
❓Trying to keep you head down when pitching?
❌ Keeping the head down for too long creates unnecessary tension, inhibits rotation and makes for a very “armsy” swing. MANY bad shots come from this!
✅ Using the chest and torso to rotate towards the target 🎯 creates a more balanced and fluid swing, it also takes tension out of the hands and arms!
💡Try this next time when you practice your pitch shots • Double tap if you found this useful and be sure to tag someone who struggles with this type of shot.
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🚨Short Game Series🚨-bunker shot setup. A lot of amateurs fear the bunker shot. This is most often due to a poor setup which doesn’t allow them to swing the club head underneath the golf ball effectively. In this video I explain some of the setup keys and fundamentals that will help to get the club working correctly through the sand.
•The bunker shot• A shot a lot of amateurs fear more than anything. I’m convinced that, by just changing their setup, a players can improve their bunker shot rapidly! There are a few setup keys most amateurs neglect that hurts their performance in the bunker. I will cover these in my next Short Game Series post. Stay tuned!
🚨Short Game Series🚨-the role of the right hand. Here is a video explaining how you can control the club face by controlling how you move the right hand in the chipping and pitching motion. Maintaining loft on the club is crucial to expose and use the bounce properly. This was something Seve Ballesteros talked a lot about and if you swipe left you can see Seve explain this in his own words.
Mathew’s first golf lesson... with some impressive follow through changes 💥🔥
❓What part of your golf swing needs changing?
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Here are some ideas for those working on their back swing. Most golfers, like this player, tend to swing the club head too much around in the takeaway, then up. This sequence often “can” result in a slicing pattern along with the myriad of other potential misses associated with it. Here we’re using a den caddy to demonstrate the difference in roles between the behavior of the hands, arms and body. Keeping the mouth of the den caddy pointed away during the takeaway conveys a more sound club head to handle relationship in the early stages of the swing. Very often we need to “exaggerate” feels to end up with the desired result, so don’t be concerned with the degree of adjustment during the training or rehearsal swings. Be sure to watch Video 2 in the carousel to see his new move coming together. @pronghornresort @honmagolfusa
❓Do you snatch the club inside on your backswing?
⚒ Try this simple drill👇🏼
1. Place a ball directly behind the ball you are about to hit.
2. With your takeaway, try to get the ball to roll away as straight as possible.
3. Hit the shot as per normal.
🔊 Listen to the sound that the first shot made vs the second, which did you prefer?
Tag someone with an inside takeaway and please comment on what other types of drills you would like me to cover 👊🏼
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❓Struggling to control your putter face during your putting stroke?
❌ Most common fault is that the grip sits too much in the fingers, creating leverage and excessive rotation.
✅ Try and get the grip to sit more in the palms of your hands, and use the arms and shoulders to dictate the stroke.
💡 Use a golf ball and rest it between the grip and your left forearm to promote this sensation
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🚨Short Game Series🚨- here Henrik Stenson explaining his thoughts about his chipping technique. You will hear the same thing from the majority of great golfers. Once again, focus on maintaining the radius/arc by not pulling the handle forward towards the target, open up the face, and release the club to expose the bounce. #shortgameseries
🚨Short Game Series🚨-the stacked coin drill. This is a great putting drill to develop the correct attack angle and center (equator of the ball) strike. Stack three quarters on top of each other. The goal is to just hit the top quarter without touching the bottom two quarters. Your attack angle will have to be near perfect for this to be possible. Too steep and you will knock over all the coins. Swinging the putter too much upwards and you will miss the coins. Tough drill but you will get pretty good at it after a while. It's a game of precision!
🚨Short Game Series🚨-here Seve Ballesteros explaining the importance of gripping the club more in the fingers which makes it easier to use the wrist in the chipping and pitching motion. The wrist action helps releasing the club head through the shot to expose the bounce. Seve used a lot of wrist motion in his short game and did so very successfully. Some players prefer more of a dead hand technique which is very useful too as long as you set up with less shaft lean and return club in line. But as soon and you need to add some speed to the motion (shot from rough, bunker shots, and longer pitch shots) you would have to include more wrist action.
🚨Short Game Series🚨-this is a fantastic video of Pádraig Harrington explaining some of the most common mistakes amateurs do in their pitching. I see this every single day. I added some additional factors that I believe are very important. When setting up with your weight and upper body more on your front side it’s easy to get hands too much forward and have excess shaft lean. This will cause the leading edge to dig into the ground causing fat shots. Therefore it’s important to release the club head through the shot, while maintaining the face open, and releasing the club outside the hands in the follow through. All these will help to expose the bounce which will help you become a lot more consistent around the greens.
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Bunker shot demonstration from a mat.
For beginners or players who have a hard time getting out of bunkers.
1. Take a lofted club like a sand wedge.
2. At setup the ball should be inside your lead foot.
3. Open the club face, (10-30 degrees).
4. Make a NORMAL SWING. Don’t force it!
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🚨Short Game Series🚨- here Justin Rose explaining Seve Ballestero’s chipping technique. So many good things mentioned in this video. I’m heavily influenced by Seve’s thoughts about the short game and he was, undoubtably, one of the best in history around the greens.
🚨Short Game Series🚨-if you’re looking to increase spin around the greens one of the most important factors is to have clean and fresh grooves. Sounds like a no brainer but I can’t tell you how many amateurs I see that don’t clean their grooves before each shot. I’ve done testing in Trackman and seen a huge difference in spin, up to 3000-5000rpm, between clean vs dirty grooves.•
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🚨Short Game Series🚨- I’ve had a lot of people asking me for drills that will help them control the low point better in their pitching and chipping. This is one of my older posts that demonstrates a great drill you can do almost anywhere. Even at home on a carpet. If you do it at the course I would recommend doing it on the fringe or fairway because you need lower cut grass.
Way back in the day they used to have “strong man” competitions on ABC Wide World of Sports. One challenge was tossing a keg of beer over a massive wall behind the participant. I share this concept with students @pronghornresort a lot as a means of demonstrating how much explosive power hip extension supplies to the golf swing. Notice the action of my hips during the throw compared to the action of my hips in a swing. Get the feeling and you’ll add a ton more “pop” to your ball striking! @honmagolfusa
Knees changing flex. Left shoulder rotating under/downward. Arms/elbows close together. Left arm through trail/right shoulder. A couple good keys to consider when building your back swing! @pronghornresort @honmagolfusa
Slice stroke (bottom) creating left to right spin axis, poor roll.
Ball visibly starts right
Released stroke (top)
Student had to feel a slight draw motion to counter act the previous stroke in order to roll the ball with more overspin and a straighter starting line.
Putting is easy if you can hit it where you intend to
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